Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The magic that is Disneyland

Disneyland. What a wonderful, magical place. This has been something that I have dreamed about for as long as I can remember. When they actually used to make cartoons, rather than letting a computer do all the work. Waking up on a Saturday morning to watch Saturday Disney. Can't believe how old I sound but kids today have no idea. And I wouldn't have had it any other way.

As we walked through the front gates, you could not wipe the smile from my face. Try as they did, not even the weiner patrol could ruin this day for me. In order of events for the day:

  • Star Tours - Star Wars 3D adventure. Totally amazing and what I have been looking for my entire life.
  • Space Mountain - Dark but super quick roller coaster through space. Doesn't get better than this.
  • Finding Nemo submarine Voyage - Not gonna lie. This one was pretty lame.
  • Astro Orbitor - I didn't go on this one but the kids and Mikarla enjoyed it.
  • Jedi Training Academy - Totally jealous that Z and L got to do this but seeing the look on Z's face as he defeated Darth Vader and received his certificate to become a padawan almost made up for it. This was the moment that he had been waiting for his whole life.
  • Downtown Disney - We left Disneyland for lunch to check out Downtown Disney. My advice. Don't bother. Although the girls found a store called Disney 365 that they loved and got 1st time Disney buh-enns to wear. (Buttons)
  • Horse and Carriage Ride through the main street - Magic. Magic. Magic.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds - A Disney classic. Totally old school and retro roller coaster. Fun for all.
  • Its a Small World Holiday - Another highlight of the day. Seeing M's face during the entire boat ride. So much joy for one person.
  • Storybook Land Canal Ride - Little miniature houses and landscapes from different Disney movies.
  • Mad Tea Party - The classic, and original tea cup ride.
  • Alice in Wonderland - A little journey down the rabbit hole. Another classic.
  • Snow White's Scary Adventure - Old school. Badass. Enough said.
  • Mr Toad's Wild Ride - If you don't love Wind in the Willows then you're a chump. No exceptions.
  • Gadget's Go Coaster - A little roller coaster. Still fun, but way too short.
  • Mickey's House - Yep. Mickey's actual house. Where we met Mickey. Because that's just how we roll.
  • Minnie's house - Again. Boom. It's what we do. Photo time.
  • Goofy's House - Yep. Met him too.
  • Christmas Parade. Crazy busy, but totally rad.
The fireworks were cancelled due to some crazy ass winds in So Cal but a light show on the castle and snow in Disney Main St made up for it. Fireworks tomorrow.

So now I'm sitting in the basement, doing the washing, drinking my Bud, chatting to a couple of random Aussies and waiting for the dryer to finish. Very rock and roll.

Currently listening to: It's a Small World theme song
Currently drinking: Bud 24 oz cans. Yuck.










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